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    Soviet Cosmonauts: Collection of Seven Vintage Signed Photos Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. Almost certainly obtained during Dr. Kraft's trip to Moscow in 1971 for early planning meetings regarding the Apollo-Soyuz project. All are sepia tone glossies of various sizes, as follows. A rare group of autographs. Photos are in generally fine condition, some curling, a few dings and flaws.

    (1) 12.5" x 9", signed in various inks by Valeri Kubasov, Alexei Yeliseyev, Vladimir Shatalov, Anatoly Filipchenko, and Viktor Gorbatko.
    (2) 11.5" x 6.75", signed in various inks by Valery Bykovsky, Pavel Popovich, Valentina Tereshkova, and Andriyan Nikolayev. Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov are pictured but did not sign.
    (3) 12" x 8.5", signed in various inks by Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Vladimir Shatalov, and Alexei Yeliseyev.
    (4) 12.75" x 9.5", signed in different inks by Alexei Yeliseyev and Nikolai Rukavishnikov.
    (5) 12.5" x 7.75", signed in different inks by Konstantin Feoktistov and Boris Yegorov.
    (6) 12" x 8.25", signed by Alexei Leonov.
    (7) 9.5" x 12.5" signed portrait of Valentina Tereshkova.
    (Also) 9.5" x 12.5" unsigned, rarely-seen portrait of Yuri Gagarin in full military uniform, a nice match for the Tereshkova- the first man and the first woman in space.


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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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